Best Skin Care Habits
Plenty of Water:
Tea, coffee, or juice won’t benefit your skin as much a glass of water will. Hydrating yourself with around eight glasses of water a day with certainly reward you with that dewy radiant skin.
Never forget, UV exposure is the biggest reason behind skin aging and skin cancer. Rain or shine, in or out, wearing a sunscreen is inevitable. We tend to reason ourselves for not wearing one, but the after effects are dreadful. Instead, find an excellent sunscreen with long lasting protection that you love to wear, and this surely is the smartest skincare habit you can get into.
To get all that goodness to your skin, the most basic and essential step is to cleanse your face (at least) twice a day, especially before going to bed. Wearing makeup to bed is one of the many mistakes we make that lead us to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. Apart from that, be doubly sure that you have chosen the correct cleanser suited to your skin type.
Keep your skin moisturized:
Skin naturally loses the ability to retain moisture as we age, hence it requires to be supplied some moisture from outside. Simply put, a moisturizer hydrates and softens the skin.Depending on your skin type, you can select amongst cream based, gel based, lotion, or serum as a moisturizer. For some added protection, use a moisturizer with sunscreen. Experts suggest that the best times to moisturize your skin are right after bath and just before bed. So, make sure you grab a lightweight gentle moisturizer that works well for you to pamper your skin both day and night.
Exfoliate a couple of times every week:
Scrubbing your skin is of utmost importance when you need to get rid of all those dead skin cells built up around resulting in dull skin. You can use an acidic cleanser or moisturizer or simply a loofah to exfoliate, but all you need is to do it gently every week. Just ensure the product you use doesn’t strip your face entirely of its natural oils.
Do not Overdo Products:
We do get tempted by every other product flooding the market, ensuring wonders with their tag lines and are ready to spend on expensive creams; lotions, serums etc., but remember overuse of such products is a major step towards unhealthy skin.
Live a healthy Life:
Simply follow a healthy nutritious diet packed with loads of Vitamin C, A, E and K, omega-3, and good fats, get enough sleep of around 8 hours daily, exercise regularly and minimize your stress for healthy and youthful skin.
Psychological stress is directly linked to skin ageing. A stressed brain always releases more problem causing hormones. So, make sure you squeeze out of your busy schedule a bare minimum of 30 minutes to do some breathing exercises, listen to some relaxing music, or try aromatherapy to destress yourself.
- Madhu Arya for ARDRA